updated 05/17/2011 AT 5:05 PM ET
•originally published 05/17/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
Say hello to a baby aardvark – better make that ‘awww’-rdvark!
On April 10, this male aardvark was born at Busch Gardens in Tampa. This is a rare occurrence in North American zoos, as less than 12 aardvarks are born every year.
Luckily, Busch Gardens has a male and female aardvark, and last month, they welcomed a third. The cub, who already knows how to take big gulps of his milk, will greet his public at Jambo Junction and will someday become an educational Animal Ambassador.